Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part II

You’re feeling some indigestion after a meal, and then a little chest heaviness. It’s probably nothing. Or is it? If you’re a woman, you could be having a heart attack and not even know it. How can we distinguish a heart attack from other types of pain in the chest? Our guests today will lead …

Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part IV

You’re feeling some indigestion after a meal, and then a little chest heaviness. It’s probably nothing. Or is it? If you’re a woman, you could be having a heart attack and not even know it. How can we distinguish a heart attack from other chest pain symptoms? Amy Silverstein was born with a rhythm problem called …

Ticks, Targets, and Terrific Pain, Part I

Imagine your nerves are doused in gasoline and lit on fire. For many patients living with Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome, this kind of pain can be a reality. With pain ranging from flu-like headaches, muscle and joint aches, to muscle spasms, pain shooting down the arms, and widespread arthritis, living with the pain of …

The Worse Pain of Your Life – Kidney Stones Part II

Many of us have heard people say that passing a kidney stone is the most painful experience ever. What if it happens to you, and how can you prevent it from happening? Ty Ford, audio engineer and co-producer of Aches and Gains, will revisit his experience with passing a kidney stone and how he got …

Low Back Pain

Between 70-80% of the world’s population will experience low back pain (LBP) at some time in their lives. Nikki Stone, 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist severely damaged two discs in her lower back from repeated high-altitude jumps. Listen in as she shares her story of fighting to overcome this painful injury just two years before becoming …

Holistic Approaches for Pain Relief

Join us as Naomi Judd, a six time Grammy award winner, humanitarian, and spokesperson for Partners Against Pain, reveals her tips for engaging the mind/body/spirit connection in managing pain. While Dr. David Mount, Director of Community Outreach, Partnerships, and Advocacy at the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest Medical School, shares his …

Prodigy

Sickle Cell Anemia: Painful Crisis

Sickle Cell Disease affects 1 in 375 African Americans in the United States. Children as young as 1yr of age may begin having painful episodes called a crisis, lasting for hours to even days. Albert Johnson, better known as Prodigy, an American rapper and author of the book My Infamous Life, shares his personal story …

Playing Through the Pain

Do you enjoy playing sports? How about swimming, tennis, or basketball? You may be an elite college or professional athlete, a child athlete, or just somebody who enjoys sports for its health benefits. Have coaches, your parents, or teammates ever asked you to play through an injury, or play through the pain? You might be …

The Pain of Multiple Sclerosis

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society reports that 50% of all people with MS suffer from chronic pain. Country music star Clay Walker shares his triumphs over MS pain and how he manages it as part of his lifestyle.  Dr. Adam Kaplin, medical and scientific advisor to the Montel Williams and Nancy Davis Foundation, provides details of …

Emu Oil: Topical Triumph over Pain?

Our guest Johnny Bench is a Hall of Fame Catcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds. Like so many, Johnny suffers the pain of arthritis but he’s moved beyond a world of terrible pain that once restricted his whole life. During the show, we’ll learn about a topical pain reliever called Emu Oil and Johnny’s …